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(14 Posts)
minkersmum Mon 22-Sep-08 20:24:06

i thought Anya for sure, dp saying no to Anya but likes Yana, which was my suggestion as an alternative. Altho not sure which i preferhmm
Any thoughts?

Anna8888 Mon 22-Sep-08 20:26:32

Yana isn't very pretty at all.



Anna8888 Mon 22-Sep-08 20:27:21



RubySlippers Mon 22-Sep-08 20:27:30

isn't it spelt Jana?

what about Lana

Hannah - ooh lovely ...

Sparkletastic Mon 22-Sep-08 20:29:11

Not keen on Yana - too close to Yoni which I think means fanjo (sure I read it in a Nancy Friday book once blush). Really like Anya or Annie.

Heated Mon 22-Sep-08 20:31:22

Yana is a popular middle-aged Russian name, Anya is more cosmopolitan.

Anya definitely.

minkersmum Mon 22-Sep-08 20:36:19

yes normally spelt jana but i prefer yana.

yoni/yana not sure they are too similar imo

roxanna/roxanne? too 80's

anna? my grans name already used by others in family

hannah? makes me think plain and fat

diana and eliana just so not my bag.. infact diana made me laugh out loud for some weird reason, made me think of pierced ears and pearls!!!

opinions appreciated tho thanks!smile

BlueChampagne Mon 22-Sep-08 22:00:50

Rosanne might be less 80s, unless an -a ending sounds better with your surname.


I quite like Yana/Jana actually

Merrylegs Mon 22-Sep-08 22:19:53

How about

MrsBadger Mon 22-Sep-08 22:21:28


TheFallenMadonna Mon 22-Sep-08 22:21:58

Eve wink

LynetteScavo Mon 22-Sep-08 22:22:23

Anya is pretty, but not Yana, which makes me think frumpy in a nylon pinny, for some reason (Sorry all Yanas out there!)

bamboo Tue 23-Sep-08 10:57:31

Love Anya.

Yana just reminds me of The Master in Doctor Who now - his human persona was Professor Yana.

PonderingThoughts Tue 23-Sep-08 11:04:32

What about Alayna....

(not sure how to spell it but you say it as Elaine with an a on the end)

Alayna Blythe (I'm loving Blythe as a middle name, seems to go with most things and sounds sophisticated and elegant)

(again, IMO anyway blush )

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